The Panthers announced they re-signed running back Fozzy Whittaker, linebacker Ben Jacobs and offensive lineman Brian Folkerts. All were exclusive rights free agents. In 10 games last season, Whittaker ran 32 times for 145 yards (4.5 ypc) and a touchdown and caught five passes for 60 yards and another score.
The Panthers signed their entire practice squad to reserve/futures contracts, reports the Charlotte Observer. The squad consists of wideout Brenton Bersin, quarterback Matt Blanchard, linebacker Ben Jacobs, guard Michael Jasper, tight end D.C. Jefferson, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald, cornerback DeAndre Presley and defensive end Craig Roh.
The Panthers made a few roster moves Wednesday. They signed center Brian Folkerts and wide receiver Marvin McNutt to the active roster, while also signing linebacker Ben Jacobs and linebacker Jeff Tapinian to the practice squad.
The Panthers have revealed their list of inactives for Week 5 at Arizona. The following players were ruled inactive: defensive back D.J. Moore, defensive back Josh Norman, defensive back Quintin Mikell, linebacker Ben Jacobs, tight end Brandon Williams, defensive lineman Frank Alexander and defensive lineman Dwan Edwards.
The Carolina Panthers signed linebacker Ben Jacobs from the practice squad to the active 53-man roster Saturday, the team's official site reports.